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    Completely discouraged.

    It support provider for windows systems.
    So far completely defeated by Natty Narwhal.
    I can download a tar extract ity and then cannot do a thing with it. Cannot find instructions anywhere. I just read a book for getting started in Ubuntu, still no idea how to install download.
    Ask for help get my head handed to me. RTFM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Okay! just point me to a manual that shows me the basics.

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    Re: Completely discouraged.


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    Re: Completely discouraged.

    Hi and welcome to the forums

    I am sorry to hear you feel discouraged by your initial ventures into the world of Linux, but hopefully we can rectify this.

    What package are you trying to install? Have you got a link to the page?

    The more you tell us, the easier it will be to help you.

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    Re: Completely discouraged.

    What are you trying to install? There is a good chance its already in one of the repositories and there would be no need to have to install it from a tar.

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    Re: Completely discouraged.

    Firefox 5

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    Re: Completely discouraged.

    Thanks, very helpful.

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    Re: Completely discouraged.

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptMyng View Post
    Firefox 5
    What version of Ubuntu are you using?
    What version of Firefox do you have on Ubuntu at present?
    I believe Firefox 5 is available as an automatic update on Natty Narwhal:
    http://ubuntu4beginners.blogspot.com...-official.html

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    Re: Completely discouraged.

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptMyng View Post
    Firefox 5
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    should update you to Firefox5.

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    Re: Completely discouraged.

    Quote Originally Posted by ugm6hr View Post
    What version of Ubuntu are you using?
    What version of Firefox do you have on Ubuntu at present?
    I believe Firefox 5 is available as an automatic update on Natty Narwhal:
    http://ubuntu4beginners.blogspot.com...-official.html

    I'm running 11.04, FF is just an example. In windows an install is very simple in Ubuntu there is more that one way to do it.
    I think I am trying to do too much too soon. The install went great all my devices work (except an unsupported TV card).
    I think I need to stick with the GUI for now and realise that learning the command line is kind of like learning Mandarin Chinese while someone is shooting at you

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    Re: Completely discouraged.

    The main thing to remember is..

    Linux is not Windows

    You don't surf round tinternet clicking on things to install <-- Which is the standard Windows mindset

    And that mindset is why so much Malware / Viruses gain a foothold

    You get your programs almost elusively from Linux repositories which are guarded by some serious geek heavies !!

    I have upgraded Firefox to version 5 but I certainly didn't unpack a tarball or do a make, make install



    I can't remember how I did it now (I'm getting old !!)

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